Ernie & Joe (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ernie & Joe (2019)




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ERNIE & JOE is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together their experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. These two officers are not your everyday cops. They are part of the San Antonio Police Department's 10-person Mental Health Unit.


Critic Reviews for Ernie & Joe

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Moving in its humanity and forceful in its pragmatism, the documentary feels like essential viewing, especially for decision makers with the power to enact similar initiatives.

November 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Yet the film... fails to address the implications of the racial relations between the white officers and the black citizens they often police.

November 14, 2019 | Full Review…

From very different perspectives, Ernie and Joe are doing the work and walking the walk.

March 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops is a perfect example of a "don't judge a book by its cover" kind of documentaries.

December 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops Offers Hope for a Troubled World.

November 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

In Jennifer McShane's third feature, she turns her focus to the battle against mental health as two SAPD officers, Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro, incorporate new methods when responding to calls dealing with the mentally ill. Captivating and inspiring.

November 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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